Television

'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' turns 50

Just like the song, he's gone down in history. But that's not why the reindeer with his nose so bright was created.


Historian shares story of beloved TV special

UNION – Rick Goldschmidt isn’t one for mincing words. He became the historian and archivist for Rankin/Bass Productions Inc. out of appreciation for the integrity and skill the New York production company exemplified when creating iconic holiday specials such as “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty The Snowman,” “Little Drummer Boy” and “The Year Without a Santa Claus.”


HBO, Showtime dominate Globes TV nods

NEW YORK – HBO and Showtime dominated the television nominations for Golden Globe awards Thursday, illustrating how the archrival pay cable networks have evolved to have very specific strengths.


Rudolph display, speaker celebrates TV special in Union

UNION – The McHenry County Historical Society & Museum celebrates two landmark anniversaries related to Rudoph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at its annual, free Christmas Open House on Dec. 6.


Sesame Street marks 45th birthday

NEW YORK – You don't get to be the longest-running children's show in U.S. TV history by doing the same thing over and over. So even though parents who grew up watching "Sesame Street" can still see old favorites like Big Bird, things on the street have changed since the show debuted 45 years ago on Nov. 10, 1969.


Harvard's Michael Saunders to appear on 'Let's Make a Deal'

Michael Saunders' 8-year-old daughter, Addy, was convinced he should be on the television game show "Let's Make A Deal."


Jay Leno to host new show - 'Jay Leno's Garage' - on CNBC

NEW YORK – Jay Leno is returning to nightly television.


The Anima Series' YouTube video “Who You Are, A Message to All Women” filmed at Huntley High School goes viral

When Lake in the Hills native Jon Jorgenson and a couple of his friends met in an empty Huntley High School auditorium to record a video presentation 15 months ago, they had no idea what lay ahead.


'The Fabulous Beekman Boys' coming to Woodstock Opera House

WOODSTOCK – To Brent Ridge and Josh Kilner-Purcell, the American dream came by way of 60 acres and 80 goats.


Horror host Svengoolie to visit Volo Auto Museum

VOLO – Trademark top hat. Fright wig and goatee. Black as ink circles ’round smiling eyes. Oh, and ready to duck a flying rubber chicken at a moment’s notice.


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